• enPR: grātʹnəs, IPA: /ˈɡɹeɪtnəs/


  1. The state, condition, or quality of being great
    Due to the greatness of his size, he was an effective bodyguard.
    greatness of mind
    • c. 1600, William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night ACt 3 Scene 4
      Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em.
  2. (obsolete): Pride; haughtiness.
    • 1627, Francis Bacon, New Atlantis
      It is not of pride or greatness that he cometh not aboard your ships.
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